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Bowling Green Aviation Camp 2015

Description: Children ages 10-16 are invited to help fly an airplane at the Warren County Regional Airport with an FAA certified flight instructor. Students participate in planning and conducting a flight in the Warren County area. At the airport, practice takeoff, landing, navigation, and reading aircraft instruments through use of computer flight simulation. Students participate in a variety of activities and study. Included will be topics such as the aircraft instruments, engine and aircraft design, use of the aeronautical map for navigation, flight planning, weather, careers, communication, etc.

Date: Camp 1: July 7-8 - The Bob Pitchford Aviation Camp

Camp 2: July 9-10, 2015 - The Jim Bohannon III Aviation Camp

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm        

Where: Bowling Green – Warren County Regional Airport

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 23rd

Cost: $269 **Financial aid may be available to a limited number of students.

Contact: Tabbatha Whittinghill, Airport Operations Assistant for details at (270) 842-1101 or visit http://aviationheritagepark.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/AviationCampAppx.pdf

 

 

Boy Scouts of America Boy Scout Camps

Description: For current boy scouts. If you'd like to join scouting, please visit boyscout.org. Elementary age children (cub scouts) participate in a day camp and middle school (Webelos) and high school age children participate in an overnight camp. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.lhcbsa.org/

Cub Scout Day Camp

2015 Dates

Day Camp #1 – Dan Boone, Shelbyville, KY (June 8-12)

Day Camp #2 – George Rogers Clark, New Albany, IN (June 8-12)

Day Camp #3 – Wapiti, Russellville, KY (June 15-19)

Day Camp #4 – Cherokee, Louisville, KY (June 15-19)

Day Camp #5 – Chief Old Ox, Charlestown, IN (June 15-19)

Day Camp #6 – Bernheim, Shepherdsville, KY (June 15-19)

Day Camp #7 – Audubon, Owensboro, KY (June 15-19)

Day Camp #8 – Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown, KY (June 15-19)

Day Camp #9 – Seneca, Louisville, KY (June 22-26)

Day Camp #10 – Dan Boone, Buckner, KY (June 22-26)

Day Camp #11 – Tecumseh, Hopkinsville, KY (June 22-26)

Day Camp #12 – Lincoln Trail, Elizabethtown, KY (July 6-10)

Day Camp #13 – Wapiti, Glasgow, Kentucky (July 20-24)

Day Camp #14 – Four Rivers, RCM, Twilight Camp (July 27-31)

Day Camp #15 – Tecumseh, Hopskins HS, Twilight Camp (July 13-17)

Cost: All camps except the Twilight Camps are $90. Both of the Twilight Camps are $65.

Cub Resident Camp Dates
Cub Resident Camp 1: July 12-July 14 at Tunnel Mill
Cub Resident Camp 2: July 17-19 at Tunnel Mill
Combined Webelos/Cub Resident Camp 1: July 19-22 at Roy C. Manchester
Combined Webelos/Cub Resident Camp 2: July 25-28 at Camp Crooked Creek

Cost: Cost: Cub Scout Resident Camp – (Parent/Son Team Fee): $130

Webelos Resident Camp Dates
Webelos Resident Camp 1: June 25-28 at Tunnel Mill
Webelos Resident Camp 2: July 2-July 5 at Tunnel Mill
Webelos Resident Camp 3: July 9-12 at Tunnel Mill
Combined Webelos/Cub Resident Camp 1: July 19-22 at Roy C. Manchester
Combined Webelos/Cub Resident Camp 2: July 25-28 at Camp Crooked Creek

Cost: Webelos Resident Camp fee is $135.00. Early bird registration for youth gets a great discount, only$115.00if paid in full by April 24th.The adult registration fee is $90.A late fee of $10 for youth and adults is charged for each payment not paid in full by June 1.

Scouts ages 11-17 have overnight camps that run through the entire summer. Please visit the BSA website for more information. 

For more information, please contact Sarah Flowers at (502) 400-5362 or by email at sarah.flowers@scouting.org

 

 

Boys and Girls Club Summer Program

Description: Children ages 6- 18 are welcome to participate. Kids go on field trips, visit local parks, participate in national boys and girls club programming, and have gym activities. 

Dates: June 1st-July 24th M-F 8-5pm 

Cost: $200 includes meals and field strips 

Contact Abbey Kitchens at 270-843-6466 or at abbeykitchens@gmail.com 

 

 

Camp Habitat 2015

Description: High school students and adult volunteers will work on homeowner and community projects in Simpson County. Participants will paint houses, wash vinyl siding, trim overgrown plants, mulch, clean out and repair gutters, and perform minor home repairs for elderly and/or low income homeowners.

Like previous years, Camp Habitat is a 24x7 Christian service camp with home base at the local High School and Middle School campus. Students and volunteers will work on homeowner projects during the day. In the evening, worship services and fun activities are planned. Camp Habitat will be open to 60 student campers this year.

Cost to Participants:  Camp Habitat is free for volunteers and homeowners selected for home improvement projects.  Student campers will pay a $25 fee to attend Camp Habitat; $50 after April 1st.

Age:  Camp Habitat welcomes all Simpson County youth who are currently in grades 7 - 12.

Dates: Camp Habitat 2015 will be held June 20th (Saturday, 2:00 PM) to June 25th (Thursday evening)

Program:  Camp Habitat is an in-residence camp, providing a 24-hour day program for 6 days.

  • During the day, student work--crews - supervised by adults - will work on home improvement projects for low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in Simpson County.
  • Evenings and nights will be spent at the base camp at Franklin-Simpson High School with full-time adult supervision.
  • ​Each evening will include:
    • ​​An interdenominational program of Christian worship/devotion led by local church leaders
    • Fun and games organized by camp counselors
    • Rest and relaxation
  • ​Camp Habitat will provide all meals and transportation to local work sites.

For more information, you can all Cendy Dodd 776-3687, Debbie Wyatt 586-3410, or Prentice Knight 622-3881 or visit the website http://hfh-ky-simp.huterra.com/content/camp-habitat#sthash.DPrVDEO7.rtbluMwC.dpuf

 

 

First Baptist Church Child Development Center Summer Camp & Vacation Bible School

Description: Camp Kaleidoscope is an interactive camp complete with science experiments, field trips, and bible lessons. 

Dates: Camp Kaleidoscope is June 1st-August 10th; Vacation Bible School is July 12th-17th

Cost: Camp Kaleidoscope is $150 per week; Vacation Bible School is free 

Contact: Heather Shadwell at 270-842-0382 or at  cdc@firstbaptistbg.org for Bible School Vicky Donelson 

 

 

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Summer Camp

Description: The Camp Pathway provides a setting for girls to stretch their minds and muscles, appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of the world in which they live, exercise leadership and learn a wide variety of new skills. They are also challenged as individuals and as groups working toward a common goal. Camp Pathway progression is designed to build with the girl's skills and experience, and to give her the opportunity to grow individually as well as to work within a group in an outdoor environment. There are several day camp sessions offered for girls in grades 1-5 and several overnight sessions for girls in grades 1-12th. Please see website for more details:  https://www.gskentuckiana.org/content/dam/gskentuckiana/documents/GSK_2015_Camp_Brochure.pdf

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp is located on a bay on scenic Kentucky Lake about 45 minutes south of Paducah, KY. It features 200 acres of waterfront property and two miles of shoreline — the perfect setting for Kentucky's only Girl Scout aquatic camp. At Bear Creek, our older girls take camping to the next level! And this year, more than ever before, you can tailor your session to meet your interests. Like water sports? Try Aquatic Adventures. You and the other girls in your unit will decide if you focus on paddling, sailing, or windsurfing.

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp Summer Schedule & Session Descriptions

Camp Pennyroyal

Camp Pennyroyal is a gorgeous wooded camp, 15 miles south of Owensboro, KY, featuring hiking trails and a private eight-acre lake for swimming, fishing, nature-watching, and paddling in canoes or funyaks (sit-on-top kayaks). For older girls, the camp has equipment for archery and mountain biking, as well as a teams course and high ropes course. During resident camp, Pennyroyal welcomes primarily girls in elementary and middle school. If you've never been to camp before, you can bring a parent, your whole family, or your Girl Scout troop with you.

Camp Pennyroyal Summer Schedule & Session Descriptions

For Staff:

Summer Resident Camp Staff Application

Troop Sessions at BC Aquatic Camp

Bear Creek Aquatic Camp offers a special combination of outdoors and service to Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops in “The Giving Trees.” Troops will venture out of camp most mornings to work on pre-arranged service projects at Land Between the Lakes and in the local community. Our enthralling, enthusiastic, well-trained camp counselors will offer swimming, boating, songs and games while troop volunteers grab a shower and a little break. Adult troop volunteers will care for girls at night – a great fit for girls who are shy with new people or nervous about the outdoors. Click on the links below for more information and a registration form.

The Giving Trees - Session 1 - July 5-11; Session 2 July 13-19

Troop Sessions at Camp Pennyroyal

This summer, Pennyroyal is offering troop sessions designed to help Daisies through Cadettes – and their leaders – ease into camping. Leaders need no prior camp training or experience. Counselors will help girls complete some badge requirements depending on girls’ interests. Girls will play with troop friends all day and be cared for at night by the adult troop volunteers they already know and trust – a great fit for girls who are shy with new people or nervous about the outdoors. And we make it easy for adult troop volunteers, too! While the counselors lead your girls during the day, you’ll have the opportunity to take the trainings that prepare you to lead troop camping on your own. Click on the links below for more information and a registration form.

Keepers of the Earth - June 26-28

Little Cabin in the Woods - June 30 - July 3

Ooze, Goo & Slime - July 20 - 23

Family Camp Sessions

These special sessions are for families only (campers may not register as individuals). How you define family is up to you. Girls can bring favorite adult gal or guy and make it a “Mom and Me weekend” or a “Getaway with Grandpa.” Or the whole family can join the fun, even baby brother.

Camp Pennyroyal - Once Upon a Time - July 17 - 19; Out of This World - July 24 - 26

Bear Creek - Ahoy Pirates! - September 4 - 7

Dates: Day and overnight sessions offered throughout summer 

Cost: Varies per camp. Please see website for more information 

Contact: Dana Young at (502) 636-0900 ext. 23100 or at dyoung@gskentuckiana.org

 

 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School and Summer Care

VBS is open to children ages Preschool (3 and 4) to 6th grade.  This years theme is EVEREST:  Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power. Youth in grades 7th-12th are invited to help, as well as the community. 

When: June 8th-12th 9am-12pm

VBS is free and open to anyone.  Walk-ins are welcome, although pre-registering is highly encouraged.  Go to  http://holytrinity-lc.org to register.  Look for the VBS logo.  

For more information please contact Marty King at 270-843-9595 or at marty.king6@gmail.com.

This years theme for summer care is a Disney Adventure! Summer Care is for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 and kindergarten to third grade. Parents, you can pick and choose which days you would like you child to attend. The children will participate in various activities and games throughout the week.

When: June 2nd-July 25th

Cost: Prices do vary. A $25 registration fee is required.

For more information, please contact Katie Johnson at 270-843-1001 or by email at katielesheajohnson@gmail.com

Holy Trinity Lutheran School Summer Care is for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 and kindergarten through third grade. This summer please look forward to different themes each week for all age groups as well as related field trips for school aged children, kindergarten to third grade.

Applications and brochures are available at Holy Trinity Lutheran School in the front office. Parents can pick and choose which days and weeks they would like their child to attend. 

When: June 1st-July 24th

Cost: Prices do vary - please look to both the application and brochures for more information. A $25 registration fee is required.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Bugsch (Summer Care Director) at 270-843-1001 or by email at HTLSSummerCare@gmail.com 

 

 

Youth Sailing Camp on Barren River Lake

Dates: June 1-5, 2015

Ages: 10-16

Cost:$150 (sibling discount available)

The Port Oliver Yacht Club is hosting a youth sailing course using Sunfish sailboats (2 students per boat ) to cover the basics of sailing, parts of boat, steering, use of a sail, capsizing and safety issues. Perfect for a first-time sailor or for children with limited sailing experience. Meet new friends, sail in a safe environment and have fun. Camp runs Mon-Fri, 1 pm to 5 pm. Camps meet rain or shine. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn to sail, so our emphasis is on learning by doing. Children will be sailing 90% of the time (weather permitting). Students should wear shorts, shirts and rubber-soled shoes (no flip flops) and should bring other clothes appropriate for the forecast. US Sailing curriculum is followed throughout each level. A textbook may be purchased the first day of class for $15 (purchase is optional). Students may also compete for trophies in a youth regatta held in August. Camp confirmations along with necessary paperwork will be sent out prior to the start of enrolled session. Completion of all paperwork is required for participation. Space is limited! For registration information contact Port Oliver Yacht Club at 270-681-1963 or poyc.info@gmail.com.

 

 

Warren County 4-H Camp

Description: Are you ready to experience one of the most fun weeks of your life? Do you like to catch bugs, butterflies, crawdads or fish? Or learn new things such as swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, crafts, songs and dances? Or do you like to go for a hike and spend time identifying trees and critters you find along the way? Do you like making new friends and having lots of fun? THEN 4-H CAMP IS FOR YOU! Boys and girls ages 9-14 are welcome. Please visit their website for more information: http://warren.ca.uky.edu/camp 

Application deadline: May 15, 2015

Dates: July 7-10

Cost: $185

Place: West Kentucky 4-H Camp, Dawson Springs, KY

Contact: Julie Brown at 842-1681 or at julie.brown@uky.edu

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If you would like to include your organization or agency's summer activities for youth, please feel free to email the event information to alivebg@wku.edu.

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